Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Flachau men’s slaloms are another opportunity for newcomers

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The White Circus has never quite lived up to its name like it has in the last week, breaking down tents as fast as...

Shiffrin well rested, well prepared ahead of Flachau

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I will always remember Flachau, Austria for the time I beat Bode Miller in 2004. It was night race, and I got quick start....

Past winner McKennis Duran talks us through St. Anton

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The women's World Cup in Saint Anton, Austria can be summed up in three words: "Eisfall into Fang." In English, it’s the “ice fall,”...

Adelboden hosts rare doubleheader prior to 6-week GS hiatus

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I saw this quote in a friend’s kitchen the other day and thought immediately of this weekend in Adelboden, Switzerland and the hallowed track...

Taylor: Mental health should be a priority in ski racing

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A number of occurrences compelled me to write this article. First, a growing number of professional athletes are coming forward with their own mental-health...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Tuning and waxing

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

The 3 most overrated exercises for skiers

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Pistol squatsBanded Lateral WalksRussian Twists There you go. I gave you the take home message right away. If you wanted to stop reading this article...

With Zagreb coming up, US heads into 2021 with best start in years

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Twenty-twenty is done and dusted. A year we will always remember, while we simultaneously try to forget. So, let’s shoot down the middle and...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: the mental game

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

In this challenging season, a time for gratitude

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It has certainly been a challenging 2020 for our ski racing community. In mid-March, Covid-19 through a wrench in the machinery of our sport’s...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: pre-race warmup on snow

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

One more Christmas present yet to unwrap

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As promised, we have one more Christmas present still to unwrap: men’s slalom, which kicks its season off at Alta Badia on Monday, followed...

Pandemic training secrets from Doug Lewis

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As we all continue to cope with this crazy ski racing life amidst a global pandemic, and compounded in places by a lack of...

A couple Christmas presents yet to unwrap

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For those who felt the 2021 season has taken forever to liftoff, prepare for whiplash. This next rip of races will pack in an...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Recovery

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, "Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves." In...

‘Race of the First Snow’ lives up to its name

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Men’s speed is kicking off this weekend three weeks after its traditional launch. Organizers this week inverted the schedule, which is now super G...

Morgan: Parallel download … What went right in Lech/Zürs?

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From the couch potato perspective, the show from Lech/Zürs was a win for ski racing. Perhaps the main thing that stood out, relative to...

Taylor: Parker Biele is my hero

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You might be asking, “Who the heck is Parker Biele and why does she deserve hero status?” Or, you might be asking, “I know...

On tour with the Whiteout Circus

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As we approach the opening speed races of the season — a pair of women’s super G at St. Moritz — weather is likely to be...

Taylor: The real fear in ‘fear of failure’ — Part III

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In the Part I in my series, Fear of Failure, I introduced you to the epidemic presence of fear of failure in ski racing....

Dueling for our attention

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While we always come into the season feeling a little blind, not knowing who’s on pace, there’s no better occasion to whiteboard than when...

Not expecting any surprises in Levi (but can’t wait to see what happens)

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And yet between the first writing of that headline and circling back to edit, comes our first surprise. Finnish authorities have just quarantined the...

Taylor: Fear of total failure – Part II

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In my last post, Fear of Failure: Part 1, I discussed the sad epidemic of fear of failure that I find to be rampant...

Taylor: Fear of failure – Part I

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After the abrupt end of the last race season, everyone in the ski racing community is “jonesing” to get back on the hill to...

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